Dredd Images Online

Pics have fans divided, what do you think?

Posted 26th July 2011, 10:49am in Dredd, News
Dredd Images Online

Empire have provided a collection of images from the upcoming Dredd, starring Karl Urban, Lena Headey and Olivia Thirlby.

Fans of the beloved 2000AD hero appear to be somewhat divided over the costumes and props in the pictures, but the slightly sleeker look seems OK to us, being fairly respectful of the original source. At least there are no hints that Dredd will remove his helmet yet, as caused such a stir in the previous adaptation, the rather lame Stallone effort in 1995. Most of the familiar iconography seems to be present, with the helmet, the badge and the neo-noir setting marking this out as pure Dredd.

Here's the official synopsis for those of you who haven't caught it yet.

DREDD takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot – if necessary. The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and the frenetic vision of director Peter Travis bring DREDD to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film that returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.

You can see a few of the images below, or head over to Slash for the full gallery.